Saturday, May 06, 2006

The Jaywalkers are Done, Long Live the Jaywalkers


So I finished my first pair of Jaywalkers, and a whole day ahead of schedule. Here they are all wrapped up in the Sockapaloooza-inspired sock band I made, complete with washing instructions.

I didn't pay the best attention to the pattern when I got to the heel flap, so I made the heel flap twice as long as the pattern directed, which, I think, resulted in kind of wonky shaped feet. But they fit me just fine, and I hope they fit their intended recipient too. Ah well, she can always use them as dustcloths, right?

Lorna's Laces Shepard Sock, color: Camouflage, size 1 dpns.

And I cast on today for a pair of Jaywalkers for my husband, Paul. He likes light colored-socks, and I'm pretty sure his favorite color is blue, though he keeps insisting it's red. Whatever.

Speaking of red, the yarn I got from eBay seller kbrece arrived today, and is it lovely! Can't wait to use it.

Finally, I had to completely frog my Pomatomus sock. I missed a crucial part where I was supposed to shift some stitches after each pattern repeat. Oops! I don't know how much difference it makes, but I tried to keep knitting after I realized my mistake, and I just couldn't do it. Blech, perfection.

Shopping Update: I went to Fringe! today and got this stuff. I decided to give the Magic Loop method a try, but I don't know how to learn how to do it. If anyone knows of an online tutorial, please let me know! My husband's 93 year-old grandmother is in the hospital, so I got the baby cashmerino to make her a pair of socks. Everyone needs a pair of super-soft yummy socks in a gorgeous color, don't you think?

My mother-in-law went shopping with me, and she bought 4 skeins of the most beautiful mohair/acrylic yarn, Whispers, and a book with a lacy shawl pattern using it. It's going to be gorgeous.

18 comments:

Brigid said...

Lovely Jaywalkers. What yarn did you use? I must give these a try...

Jae said...

Oh No! I loved your P-word socks. (I can never say or spell that word-LOL)

Maureen said...

Love all the socks lately! Your Jaywalkers are fantastic! The ones you cast on for your husband are also looking great. I may have to put down my current project andd cast one for these lovely things! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a message. I had fun reading all your answers to you sp8 questions!

Bridget said...

The jaywalkers look great - I always make my heel flaps longer! Don't kive up on your Pomatomus Once you get it down they will fly making up for any previous frogging! Just don't get cocky once you think you have the pattern down and forget to watch it on the instep!

Diana said...

Love the Jaywalkers and the sock band. Very nice finishing touch!

Alice said...

http://www.az.com/~andrade/knit/mloop.html

above is the link I used to learn magic loop.

but there is also a video on knitting help

http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/advanced_techniques/

Fannie Pie said...

The Jaywalkers turned out great! I'm sure the recipient will love them! I'm not positive but I think the library has a book about the magic loop method. I've thought about giving it a try... maybe you can teach me!

Karin said...

Your Jaywalkers look great! I have them on my list to do soon. Sorry to hear about your Poms - your CTH yarn is just lovely, I recently purchased the same shade (probably for the Jays). I think if you can give it another go you'll fly through them!

Come roll with me said...

Hehe, yeah.
Hopefully, I'll have enough motivation to actually upload some pictures.
Thanks for the comment!

Carrie said...

I'm sure the Jaywalkers will be used for their intended purpose, they're wonderful!
Magic Loop is something I've been wanting to try too, sorry I can't help you.

Joanne M said...

I miss Fringe! (er, String!)... nice jaywalkers and super-cute label. The cashmerino is *gorgeous* and good luck with the magic loop. I think it's pretty intuitive and it looks like you have a good internet link to directions. Happy Knitting!

Dorothy said...

Thank you for the comment you left me. :)
I really must give the Jaywalkers a try - every time I see a pair I convince myself more that I need a pair. Wonder if 2 skeins of koigu are enough?
I've added you to my favorites list

The Frog said...

Love the sock band idea - and the socks came out beautifully!

Kirsten said...

Love the Jaywalkers, what a lucky sockpal!
I also missed the instructions to shift those stitches on Pomatomus. . . but since I lack the perfectionist gene, I just went right on knitting! We'

Sharon said...

I love the jaywalkers, they definately will not be used for dustcloths unless they are mad in the head!!! What yarn did you use?

Sharon said...

Hi Emma, duh!! I realised that you mentioned what sock yarn you used, thanks for letting me know and I can tell you that some is now finding it's way to me. We are lucky enough to have an Aussie on line store who stocks it.

Patti said...

Your Jaywalkers are gorgeous - i think this will be my next pair of socks. I hope your grandma enjoys her cashmere socks too. They are a great color.

Paisley said...

The Jaywalkers look great - the sock band is a fun idea too. I'm planning to try the P-word socks too - they look like they'll provide a good challenge.